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How to start running when you are out of shape? With Slow AF Runner Martinus Evans.

By May 12, 2023May 20th, 2023No Comments
Martinus Evans author of Slow AF book

“Comparison is the thief of joy. You have to be consistent and persistent in YOUR OWN JOURNEY!Martinus Evans on Extramilest Show #65

Martinus Evans has run over eight marathons since his doctor told him to “lose weight or die” in July 2012, he was that out of shape. Since then, he’s also coached hundreds of runners and founded the Slow AF Run Club, a community of over 10,000 members worldwide. He is also the author of the book Slow AF Run Club: The ultimate guide for anybody who wants to run.  When he’s not running races around the world, he enjoys speaking passionately about issues related to size-inclusivity, mindset, DEI and mental health.

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Enjoy my conversation with Martinus. 

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Show Notes:

    • 0:00 Intros
    • 3:36 Welcome Martinus!
    • 4:12 Doctor, I can run a marathon.
    • 7:05 Who is this sport of running designed for?
    • 11:10 If it don’t apply, let it fly
    • 13:32 Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE Scale), finding enjoyment
    • 16:57 Early running club experiences
    • 19:12 Prove them wrong
    • 20:06 The origins and growth of Slow AF Run Club & Foundation!
    • 25:03 Slow AF member momentum.. getting to a million
    • 26:28 Athlete mindset
    • 29:00 Comparison is the thief of joy
    • 30:15 Start slow, be persistent and build consistently, strength – take care of the basics
    • 33:49 Raceday strategy for new runners
    • 36:57 First marathon experience (Detroit)
    • 44:05 Tools for running ~ mental and physical. Goals and habits.
    • 49:33 Writing the book ~ Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run
    • 54:32 Where to find out more about Martinus and Slow AF Run Club
    • 55:46 Closing thoughts

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